I am interested in rehab therapy for my pet. Can you tell me more about your services? How much can I expect to pay?
We offer many different modalities including shockwave, laser, acupuncture, manual therapy, Chinese herbs, etc. Our typical initial evaluation takes about an hour and a half and costs $260. If we have a lot of things to go over (for example recovery from a complicated back surgery), we may take up to 2 hours for $330. The initial evaluation includes a full physical examination as well as treatment. We will most likely be sending you home with exercises to do and will demonstrate those for you at the end of the appointment.
We have found that some of our patients do better during their examination and treatment when their pet parent isn’t in the room. Some patients do better with you there. We always prefer to have you present so you can see what is going on. Please help us to find which will be more enjoyable for your pet- we may ask you to step out and watch via baby monitor or zoom during portions of the visit or to help your pet focus during their exercises.
We look forward to meeting with you at the beginning and end of each appointment to go find out how things are going at home and to go over recommendations. At the end of your first visit, we will discuss our findings with you in person and present options to address your pet’s needs. Surgical grade masks (provided if you do not have one) are required when inside our office.
If acupuncture is not part of your pet’s treatment plan, our technicians can see patients for follow-up care. Those visits range from $85 for 20-30 min to $105 45-60 min appointments. Most of our post-surgical follow-up visits (for example after elbow arthroscopy or after TPLO surgery) do fall into this range.
Follow-up appointments with our doctors (which might include acupuncture, shockwave, manual therapy, laser, rehab exercises, etc) are $140 (20-30 min) -$180 (45-60 min), depending on the duration of the appointment. Our technician appointments including shockwave therapy fall into this same price range. All of our services are time-based, so every appointment includes all modalities the doctor feels are appropriate.
I hope this gives you a little better idea of the services we provide. Please click here for more details on the different modalities we offer.
Depending on the schedule, we may be able to get you in within a few days. Other times of the year, we run on a waitlist and book 3-4 weeks out. To request an appointment, please fill out our intake form here. We will then collect a scheduling fee to cover the full cost of the initial evaluation in order to confirm and hold your appointment time. Let us know if you have any additional questions or if we can help you schedule an appointment. Thank you for your time!
I’ve already taken my pet to a number of specialists with varying results. How do I know if rehabilitation therapy is right for our family?
This is my first time working with a rehabilitation therapy office. What does it take to be qualified as a rehabilitation professional?
Animal rehabilitation professionals are veterinarians or (human) physical therapists who complete a year or more of specialized training to become certified in rehabilitation therapy. Additionally, they must submit detailed case reports for review, and participate in a hands-on internship. At RMVR, our staff is led by Dr. Karyn Fein, a veterinarian with 20 years of general and emergency veterinarian experience plus training and certification in rehabilitation from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Our allied care professionals have also undergone supervised training and/or have earned certifications in their respective fields. Learn more about our team here.
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My pet is not good at the veterinarian’s office. Can I still bring her to RMVR?
How much does rehabilitation therapy cost?
Our rates vary depending on where your pet receives care and who administers it (veterinarian, rehab specialist, physical therapist, veterinary technician). Generally, rates are tied to appointment length. Here are some typical charges:
- Initial evaluation and treatment ($215 – $260)
- Follow-up visit with veterinarian ($140 – $180)
- Shockwave therapy with veterinary technician ($140-180)
- Rehab treatments with veterinary technician ($85-105)
- Additional 15 minutes for any of our services ($35)
Please ask about military and package discounts.
What should I bring with me?
How many visits will my pet need?
Do you take pet insurance?
The American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians provides a list of covered services by selected insurance companies (updated July 2019). Please be sure to check your specific policy as we begin working together.